The German car brand plans to re-open its order books for the Ampera-e before this month’s end. This step is part of Opel’s electrification strategy under its new parent company PSA.
“The Ampera-e will be again available for order in January 2018. We try to get as many vehicles from GM as possible”, states Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller in a current interview. The Ampera-e is also part of the electrified quartet that Opel wants to launch until 2020 (as reported). Included are also the next-gen Corsa (BEV version), the Grandland X (PHEV version) and another not yet defined model.
In November, Opel presented its roadmap “Pace”, a strategy plan that shall guarantee the brand’s return to profitability by 2020. Among others, Opel intends to electrify all of its European carlines by 2024. Moreover, all Opel sites remain preserved and get modernised. Opel’s headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, are going to host a competence centre of the PSA group, focussing among others on FC tech.
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